Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Review: Eve Lom Cleanser

Holy fuck, this is one hell of a "Holy Grail" product for me. Believe me, I have never once in my life uttered the words "Holy fuck" in regards to a skincare product, but this one definitely earns it. It is remarkably expensive, at £55 for the pot, but thank the mysterious forces of the universe that I didn't actually buy this myself (Mumsy bought it for herself from Space NK and I sampled it and loved it, so she bought me one of my very own, which shocked and delighted me!). I would usually never even consider spending so much on a single item, especially having lost my job two weeks ago, but when this stuff runs out I might actually repurchase, because the thought of not having any, having gotten used to how good it is, isn't pleasant. Yeah, it's really, seriously lovely stuff.

You warm a small amount on your fingers and rub it on your face. It is kind of like coconut oil, in that it melts at skin temperature, and it removes all grime and makeup quickly and efficiently. It comes with a muslin cloth which you can use to make it a hot cloth treatment, or just wipe it off, lightly exfoliating as you do. It's very fragrant and luxurious. Having read that it has been described by Vogue as "probably the best cleanser in the world", I am entirely unsurprised, and entirely convinced. I would suggest that you sample it, because you'll almost definitely want to buy it after you do, ridiculous price tag be damned.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Ebay Basket #2

Green question mark dress - £8.88... Blue scale dress - £7.40... Cloud print dress - £7.99... Galaxy print dress - £7.79... Tartan dress - £14.99... Lime t-shirt dress - £2.69.

Once again I am looking at stuff I can't currently buy on the internet. I have a bout 70 items in my Ebay basket right now, it's getting ridiculous... At some points I could swear that just having a big list of stuff you want is almost like retail therapy. Just storing them all safe in one place for when (or more likely, if) I can purchase them and hoping they don't run out of stock before then is weirdly soothing. I guess it's almost, semi retail therapy. Quasi-retail therapy. Just looking at sparkly dresses can help cheering me up a little bit, at least. Sometimes.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Outfit Post #3

I found this beautiful leather look dress in a charity shop on Clapham High Street a week or two ago. It was only £6! I just need an excuse to wear it now, need to stop being such a depressive shut-in... Might be going to visit Norfolk soon, to have a look around, because its a possibility that I might move there soon. London is just so expensive, and I have hardly any friends left here anymore. It's my own doing, for being so depressed and withdrawn since university ended, I've pushed people away over the past two years and I just don't know what to do with my life any more. I know a couple of people in Norfolk and it's so much cheaper, so if I can swing a job up there I could potentially be looking at rent per month that's equivalent to about a week here! It's ridiculous. It would be nice to not have to spend approximately ALL of my wages on rent, what a lovely and bizarre way of life. It's so strange to think of having so much spare money, even on minimum wage, for someone who's spent all her life in London. :)

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Hoarder Tendencies. Depop Post #1!

I have a Depop! Which is a good idea because I have a lot of clothes I've paid for and then never actually worn. Starting with these three absolutely beautiful creations. I'm way too sad that I never had the confidence to wear tight bodycon stuff, because these dresses are so lovely. Oh well, someone else can feel amazing wearing them, because Alas, I never will be able to wear something this tight without holding my breath like an idiot and being painfully aware of my stomach every second... OH WELL. Money is better. Hey, at least I can be happy about the fact that I bought these over five years ago and they still fit me exactly the same! :)

I would love it if you paid a visit to my Depop and gave me your money for these beautiful items, just look at them. The waistcoat in particular just looks so strokable, look at it. I wish I was wearing it right now, and all the time. The link to my Depop is in the widget in the sidebar to the right --->

Friday, 4 September 2015

Outfit Post #2

Please excuse the clutter, I am a notorious slob, and I think I always will be. You just have to accept these things in life. Anyway, everything I'm wearing is from my favourite place in the world, Primark. The t-shirt, which is one of my new favourites, is from the mens section. Why do they always seem to have better t-shirts? The jeans are pretty damn decent for approximately a tenner, I just should have gotten a size down because they're starting to sag on the arse a bit. Oh well.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Review: Lipstick Queen Frog Prince and Rose Sinner

These are amazing. They're so expensive compared to what I'm used to buying, but even just the packaging shows this, and makes them feel like products you're excited to use. Which I hate, because I don't want to buy into that "luxurious and expensive items are inherently better" shit, and I also don't want to get a taste for these kinds of things as I am perpetually skint. But luckily for me, I didn't buy either of these! They're my mums, and I think the Frog Prince shade was a free gift when she bought some face stuff from Space NK. 

Anyway, the Rose Sinner shade is lovely, very very pigmented and smooth, and it sticks around for bloody ages whilst being very flattering on my white white skin. The Frog Prince feels like more of a balm, that changes to a nice pink that is unique to each person applying it. It's a very nice palm, which also sticks around quite a long time as balms go, and feels very nourishing. They both go for £22 at Space NK, but you can find them cheaper with a bit of Googling. Both absolutely lovely, even with the green gimmick.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Review: Bourjois Magic 2-in-1 Nail Polish Remover

This stuff is really great, I find it maddeningly annoying trying to remove nail varnish, especially the glittery kind that I am so fond of. But this stuff does all the hard work for you. Just stick em in there, maybe wiggle them around a little, and it's done. No more to say about it! Oh yeah, other than the fact that it's £5.99, and it actually smells nice. Plus, you can refill it when the sponge dries out by pouring your own remover in there :)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Review: Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks

These shades are lovely with pale skin. I usually find dark colours a little too much, as my lips are kind of thin and it draws attention to my cleft lip, but shade 107 is lovely. I usually don't do defined lips anyway; no matter the colour, I usually smear it on with my finger and dab at it to make it lighter, as I find the harsh line looks strange on me and it looks better a bit blurred. 

These are nice, as even though they're matte, they seem pretty moisturising. They aren't too drying, These are nice, as even though they're matte, they seem pretty moisturising. They aren't too drying, and they retain the moist "move around on your lips" feeling rather than looking like chalky dried paint, like a lot of the matte products that are popular right now seem to. Shade 101 is good for every day, I usually wear it to work. And they're cheap! They're £5.49, and Boots pretty much always has some sort of deal on.